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|Born||Paul David Hudson
27 February 1971
Keighley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
|Residence||Shadwell, West Yorkshire|
|Occupation||Weather presenter and climate change correspondent|
BBC Yorkshire and Lincolnshire
|Known for||Look North from Leeds
Look North from Hull
After reading geophysics and planetary physics at Newcastle University, he joined the Met Office and did two years at Leeds Weather Centre. He combined this with a two-year stint as a weather presenter for BBC Look North and for the BBC local radio stations in Leeds, York, Humberside and Sheffield.
Paul Hudson is known for his funny, tongue-in-cheek banter with BBC Look North anchor Peter Levy.
He has a first-class degree in Geophysics and Planetary Physics from the University of Newcastle. His early memories of local weather forecasting came from fellow Yorkshireman, Doncaster's Bob Rust.
He did his training at the former site of the Met Office College, the former RAF Shinfield in Shinfield, in the same year as Liz Bentley, the current Chief Executive of the Royal Meteorological Society.
He can be seen on both editions of the regional news programme Look North, from Leeds (serving North, West and South Yorkshire and the North Midlands) and Hull (serving East Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and north Norfolk).
He returned to the BBC Yorkshire weather centre from the Met Office's old home of Bracknell in 1997 when Darren Bett left to present national forecasts. Leeds Weather Centre was at Oak House, on Park Lane in Leeds, within sight of Leeds Beckett University's ornate Opal One accommodation and round the corner from the main site of Park Lane College Leeds.
He has currently had the most effective and reliable report in the country over the winter period of November 2010.
In The Little Prince (2010 TV series) he voice-acted the English dubbing for The Great Inventor during the Planet of Bubble Gob trilogy.
BBC climate change correspondent
Although most BBC forecasters are not directly employed by the BBC, but by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills's Met Office (formerly the MOD's Met Office), since 2007 Hudson has been a full-time member of BBC staff, not the Meteorological Office, acting as an environmental and climate change expert. He gives talks on the subject to local organisations and school and has appeared on BBC One's Morning Show.
Wetwang public office
|Mayor of Wetwang
He has written several books, published by Great Northern.
He enjoys sea fishing, playing golf (he used to play at Riddlesden golf club, and now plays at Moor Allerton), cricket (he played for Ingrow St Johns in the Craven League). He supports Bradford City, having a twenty-five-year season ticket, and was trapped in the stand that caught fire in the Bradford City stadium fire of 1985.
Hudson is married to Look North journalist Nicola Hudson (née Shaw), who he married in July 2003 in Huddersfield. They have daughters born in April 2005 and November 2007.
- "My Yorkshire: Paul Hudson". Yorkshire Post (Johnston Press Digital Publishing). 28 August 2008. Retrieved 11 February 2010.
- "Paul Hudson: ‘I just knew I wanted to be a weather forecaster. I love it, even after 20 years’". Yorkshire Post (Johnston Press Digital Publishing). 23 August 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
- TES - Heads in the clouds
- Brooke, Chris (12 September 2009). "Weatherman (with a dry sense of humour) put his own village of Wetwang on the map". Daily Mail (London). Retrieved 8 July 2014.
- "Sunny outlook". Yorkshire Evening Post. 28 May 2007. Archived from the original on 20 June 2007. Retrieved 8 July 2014.
- "Sunshine all the way for Paul and Nicola". Bradford Telegraph and Argus. 25 July 2003. Retrieved 2 December 2014.